How to Keep Love Alive: 7 Principles for a Healthy Relationship

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John and Julie Gottman discuss seven principles that set healthy spousal relationships apart from marriages headed for disaster. These points revolve around partners’ familiarity with each other, empathy and admiration for each other, and willingness to work with one another to make significant challenges. In their research on relationship vitality, the Gottmans note the importance of couples giving mutual support, sharing decision-making, and considerately managing solvable problems. Long-term relationships tend to be more sustainable when the couple creates shared meaning and legacy by acknowledging and honoring each other’s dreams. The article also gives readers a multiple-step method, based on communication and compromise, for tackling solvable problems.

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